Chilling New Revelations From the Black Boxes on Board the AirAsia Flight

Also, a new effort to develop technology to find missing airplanes.
1:35 | 01/23/15

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now, and chilling new ever Lakes from the black boxes on board that air Asia flight. Tonight, officials here at home saying it is time to take action, making sure all planes are easier to track. ABC's David Kerley now. Reporter: Out on the southern Indian ocean tonight, these ships are still searching for Malaysia 370, one of aviation's greatest mysteries. And after that frustratingly long search for the wreck of the air Asia jet. A new plan aims to keep this from ever happening again to a jet flying over water. The national transportation safety board wants jetliners to transmit their location more often, or a flight data burst transmission, so that rescue crews have a smaller area to search. Or, the jet should be equipped with an ejectable recorder, when something goes wrong. The board is also asking that low frequency transmitters be attached to the plane, which will make it easier to hear, making the fuselage easier to find. This as we are learning in drips and drabs what may have happened to air Asia flight 8501, and the chaos inside the cockpit. One unnamed source quoted in the French press says there were so many alarms captured by the voice recorder that the jet was in essence screaming at the pilots. One serious alarm? Stall, stall. Reporter: The jetliner climbed three times faster than Normal beyond its capabilities and probably stalled, falling into the sea. These efforts to find planes more easily are only recommendations. Even if they are adopted, it could be years before this technology shows up in jetliners. David?

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